Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks candidates for a non-tenure track position in advertising or integrated strategic communication. The position is at the instructor or assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2018.
Duties include teaching both required courses and electives in advertising and integrated strategic communication such as Advertising Writing & Production, Principles & Practices of Strategic Communication, and the National Student Advertising Competition class. The individual in this position may supervise our internship program. Duties also include advising our student advertising club and participating in department service.
Requirements: Earned master’s degree by August 1, 2018, documented teaching experience and excellence, an ability to build networks within the professional community, and a record of professional experience.
Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 14 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.
Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The university’s benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
All applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Additionally, if you have teaching experience, please include a link to examples of student projects that have been produced under your supervision. For additional information, contact Dr. Matt Carlson, the search co-chair, at Matt.Carlson@slu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.
Guided by our enduring Jesuit mission, we offer our nearly 13,000 students a highly rigorous and d...eeply transformative education that helps them develop into bold, confident leaders. Rated among the nation’s top 100 research universities, SLU boasts more than 20 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 100 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Academically, ethics, spirituality and compassion take center stage, while outside the classroom, members of the SLU community provide more than 1.6 million service hours each year — just one reason we’re consistently known as a character-building college. In fact, more than 80 of SLU's courses integrate service into academics.
Inspired by our pioneering history while firmly focused on a promising future, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to serve a higher purpose while always seeking the greater good.